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5 Ways To Moisturize Your Lips This Fall

As much as I love the cool weather that rolls in with fall, this is when our skin starts to get dry and chapped – especially the lips. I have very sensitive skin, so I have always struggled with chapped lips this time of year. Whether it is from dehydration, allergies, or weather, nobody likes to have that annoying flaky skin or the pain that comes with it. As we enter this season, I wanted to share some natural remedies to keep your lips hydrated.

Here are five easy ways to keep your lips looking fresh and moisturized as the crisp air starts to hit – share your tips in the comments!

1) Cucumbers

cucumber circle

Cut up a cucumber into a few small slices and hold the slices on your lips for 2o minutes. All of the water in the cucumber will help moisturize and replenish cracked lips!

2) Brown Sugar & Water

brown sugar and water

By mixing a little water into a bit of brown sugar, you can create a scrub that is perfect for exfoliating. Rub the mixture onto your lips until they begin to feel soft and repeat a few times a week! This scrub will help to get rid of any dead or dry skin.

3) Sea Salt & Water

sea salt and water

Mix 2 tablespoons of sea salt into a warm glass of water and wait for it to dissolve. Dip a wash cloth into the salt water and hold it on your lips for 20 minutes. This will help to relieve the burn that goes along with chapped lips.

4) Coconut Oil

coconut oil

For an instant lip moisturizer, heat up some coconut oil in the microwave or on the stove. Apply the warm coconut oil to your lips with your finger or cotton swab. You can reapply this throughout the day to make sure your lips stay nice and hydrated! This also can be used as a lip gloss since the oil gives off a subtle shine.

5) Honey & Olive Oil

honey and olive oil

For an overnight lip treatment, mix a small amount of olive oil and honey together. Honey has been proven to have antibacterial and wound-healing properties, and the olive oil will help to moisturize.  Apply the mixture to your lips before you go to bed, and your lips will be soft and smooth in the morning!

lip post lead

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MacK Mars -September 24, 2013, 8:29AM


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meg -September 24, 2013, 8:53AM

This will be a lifesaver as the weather gets colder! The thought of using cucumber on chapped lips sounds soooooo nice!

Jamie -September 24, 2013, 9:51AM

These are all really great tips! I especially love the honey and cucumber ones. My lips get super dry so I’ll definitely have to try these out!

Liz -September 24, 2013, 10:01AM

Oooh, these are all great tips. I like to mix coconut oil with a little sugar for a hydrating scrub too… so much better than the ones you buy at the store, and cheaper!

Juliette Laura -September 24, 2013, 10:15AM

Perfect! Definitely trying the cucumber suggestion. I have been doing coconut oil for a while and it works really well!

xo, Juliette Laura

Annejelina -September 24, 2013, 12:23PM

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Jessica -September 24, 2013, 12:37PM

Honey, olive oil and sugar mixed together as a paste and rubbed onto the lips seriously help exfoliate away all of the dry, flaky skin away, without further drying out your lips. After the scrub is wiped off, your lips will feel amazing, and the soft, hydrated skin LASTS. It’s my go-to scrub every fall/winter.

Taylor -September 24, 2013, 2:17PM

Cucumbers DO work! Pretty post. :)

Bee -September 24, 2013, 4:49PM

It certainly helps to have some nice things to put on your lips, but I cannot stress enough how important it is to drink water to avoid chapped lips!

I am a great fan of coconut oil, though. The cucumer idea is new to me! Might try it sometime.


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AmZZj -September 6, 2014, 12:06PM

I think that the brown sugar and water will make a great combination

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franika -February 8, 2015, 3:07AM

not good

Cegie -May 9, 2016, 10:53PM

this is a great help specially now that i am suffering chapped lips, i will definitely try the cucumber and the sugar

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